Heroin dealer sent to jail

A Norwalk man will spend three months in jail for selling heroin.
Cary Ashby
Oct 3, 2012


A Norwalk man convicted of trafficking in heroin was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in the Huron County Jail.

Roy L. Staley, 44, of 12 Ford Ave., will be subject to random drug screens during his three years of probation. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also suspended his driver's license for six months, fined Staley $250 and ordered him to pay $40 in restitution to the Huron County Sheriff's Office to cover the cost of drug testing.

Staley had requested in-patient treatment, but wasn't eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction or acceptance into a a community-based corrections facility, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

"This is tough. This is a tough thing to get off your back," Staley said about his ongoing drug problem. "Like my father said, the first time I mess up I'm out of the house."

The defendant has no prior felony convictions so he wasn't eligible for a prison term.

"If he hadn't seriously injured his back we wouldn't be here today," Huron County Public Defender David Longo said. "Roy has been completely forthright since the beginning about the case."

If Staley violates the terms of his probation, which includes substance abuse counseling, he faces one year in prison.


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swiss cheese kat

90 days till he can get the chance to find trouble again.


There are MANY people that live with an injury or chronic illness that do NOT deal HEROIN! I am sorry this is NO excuse. Heck addicted to pain killers I might have a bit more empathy, but he was DEALING HEROIN!!! Last I checked Heroin was NOT an acceptable treatment for ANY injury or illness.


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Raziels Wings

If you do any research on Heroin you would know that once this drug is introduced into the body the brain no longer has power . The body only has a need. Even when a person tries to get off the body has now required it.
This drug was fist laudenum back in the 1800s..made from a poppy and used to treat consumption ..tb..when it was discovered that laudenum made a person lose all inhibition to live..and people died due to the very drug that was created to help them , then it was removed from peoples grasp.
It then became morphine ..sold needle and all at SEARS ..it was legal.! And the addictions way back then were severe enough that many people again; lost the will to live .The drug was made illegal and taken off the shelves at sears. The drug morphine was only available at hospitals.
Then It became herion . Same drug as laudenum ..same drug as morphine. all from a poppy flower .all killers of life. Once this is introduced into the body ..a person is Shanghaid!! That is where the term SHANGHAID originated from .!!! We need to find a way to keep people from getting the drug !! Our drug companys dont care ..they are in the business to sell drugs!!!!!!
And our medical doctors are taught what??? MEDICINE ..not healing!! We need to change the way people are treated by doctors. There is a way ..I know the way but as an average person I am helpless. But we all ...all can do something !A facility needs to be built for these people ..and a treatment implemented.God bless them for they too are a victim of a pretty lil flower and science.